Columnist: More varieties than Heinz
My son had a DNA test done as part of his investigation into our ancestry and in ethnicity he has bits of English, Irish, Welsh, Scots, Norwegian and even has distant Romani group matches. There is no such thing as an Anglo Saxon anymore and there hasn’t been for centuries. In the mid Victorian era, a time where the term ’sub species’ was used to describe pretty much anyone who wasn’t caucasian, an investigation was launched by scientists in the wake of Darwin’s Origin of Species and after many decades stretching into the early 1920s, they finally came to just one conclusion - that race is a myth. Which still leaves culture and faith to get your teeth into so bigots shouldn’t feel too hard done by just yet. And while Her Majesty’s opposition has a leader prepared to contribute a glowing forward to the 2011 re-publication of a 1902 political tract of antisemitic tropes which at one point claims that European finance is controlled by "men of a single and peculiar race, who have behind them many centuries of financial experience," those mouth breathers will always have a place to call their own.